The term eggnog is a combination of two colonial slang words — rum was referred to as grog and bartenders served it in small wooden mugs called noggins. The drink first became known as egg-n-grog and later as eggnog.
Louisiana native Ernest Raymond Beaumont Gantt opened a bar named Don the Beachcomber back in 1934 after being inspired by his travels in the South Pacific. The bar was a tropical-themed bar and restaurant in Hollywood, California, complete with flaming tiki torches and rattan furniture. The drinks menu was potent and rum centric.
The very first flips emerged as early as the late 1600s when it was created with ale and a blend of sugar, eggs & spices. It then transitioned into a shaken cocktail of fortified wine or spirit with a whole egg, sugar and optionally, cream. The flip is most commonly garnished with freshly grated nutmeg and can be served hot or cold.